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Google Joins Azione, Pushing DIY Voice Control to Smart-Home Pros

Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster — Google Home — shortly after Sonos joins the group.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018

DIY Audio Visual Is an Opportunity, Not a Threat for Integrators

AVIXA exec David Labuskes says A/V integrators should see the importance of following DIY audio visual trends.

Adam Forziati · March 26, 2018

IpDatatel, Resolution Products Rebrand as Alula, Offer End-to-End Security, IoT Platform for Pros

Resolution Products and IpDatatel merge to form Alula, offering the new Connect+ security and home-automation hub, along with dual-path IP and cellular communicators and its own SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

Jason Knott · March 14, 2018

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security and IoT

This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2018

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20/month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

Scott Goldfine · March 12, 2018

10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Julie Jacobson · November 08, 2017

DIY Security, Home Automation: What’s a Pro to Do?

Here’s the reality of DIY security and home automation, with some research and musings by Rodney Bosch of CE Pro’s sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

Rodney Bosch · November 07, 2017

Will.i.am’s First Big Home Automation Play: Ho-Hum Wink ‘Lookout’ Security System

The famous rapper acquired home-automation maker Wink earlier this year, and his first new DIY product is … the unremarkable Lookout home-security app and some Z-Wave sensors.

Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2017

What are the Odds New Honeywell DIY Smart Home Hub Has Z-Wave, Alexa, Cellular? [UPDATED]

Honeywell to launch new ‘Smart Security’ system on Indiegogo. We guess what’s inside the home-automation hub including Z-Wave and 345 Mhz radios. Updated: Perhaps a Lyric Security Controller in new form factor?

Julie Jacobson · October 25, 2017